Tanner's Creek Blended Bourbon, 42.5%

Price: $35 Issue: Spring 2018 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

It begins with flowers, cardamom, fresh-cut walnut wood, and mint. Notes of fruit, pomace, applesauce, pineapple, and vanilla-iced strawberries take over, but smoke, pear, and apple dominate thereafter. A shorter than expected finish presents hints of chocolate, candied corn, and more smoke. Very nice for punches.